Additional COVID-19 Resources

United Way of Carlisle and Cumberland County

General Information

With so much information flooding into our lives it is difficult to know where to turn. We have assembled a few that we have found to be particularly helpful with a broad range of concerns.

The link below is an excellent resource from United Way of Pennsylvania for key information regarding:

  • Housing
  • Utilities
  • Food
  • Financial Assistance
  • Child Care & Education
  • Mental Health
  • Healthcare
  • Taxes
  • Voting
  • Fraud Protection
  • CDC/PA Department of health COVID-19 Resource Links


Maranatha-Carlisle / IRS Economic Impact Payments Information

How will the IRS know where to send my payment?

The vast majority of people do not need to take any action. The IRS will calculate and automatically send the economic impact payment to those eligible.

For people who have already filed their 2019 tax returns, the IRS will use this information to calculate the payment amount. For those who have not yet filed their return for 2019, the IRS will use information from their 2018 tax filing to calculate the payment. The economic impact payment will be deposited directly into the same banking account reflected on the return filed.

The IRS does not have my direct deposit information. What can I do?

In the coming weeks, Treasury plans to develop a web-based portal for individuals to provide their banking information to the IRS online, so that individuals can receive payments immediately as opposed to checks in the mail.

I am not typically required to file a tax return. Can I still receive my payment?

Yes. People who typically do not file a tax return will need to file a simple tax return to receive an economic impact payment. Low-income taxpayers, senior citizens, Social Security recipients, some veterans and individuals with disabilities who are otherwise not required to file a tax return will not owe tax.

Filing Taxes

With COVID-19 stimulus checks coming soon, it’s more important than ever that you file a tax return to be eligible for your check. If you haven’t filed yet try – it’s quick, easy and free for simple returns.